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hand drum, damaru; tympan, drum [RY]

[Skt] damaru [little mantrayana hand drum w strikers on the end of strings that sound when it is turned L and R, properly made from skulls] [IW]

small hand drum [JV]

da ru - Damaru [RY]

hand drum, damaru, skull-drum [IW]

Damaru. A hand drum for Vajrayana rituals [RY]

Changteu, damaru: Made of Sengdeng wood, with monkey skin, and tied with goose's tendons, making 64 tying strings (the number of deities of Demchog's mandala). Would be tied up and losen to make various sounds. [MR]